(Cape Canaveral) Amid new waves, Florida broke the record for COVID-19 cases in a single day, according to data released by U.S. federal officials on Saturday.
In that state alone, they reported 21,683 new cases.
Florida has become a new epidemic center in the United States. One in five new cases was reported there.
Governor Ron Desantis and the state legislature refused to impose mandatory face shields on the population. They also restricted what local authorities should take as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For example, Mr. Desantis on Friday banned school boards from forcing their students to wear a mask when they return to school next month.
The data was published on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. They demonstrate the speed at which the disease spreads in the condition. The day before, 17,334 new cases had been reported.
Those who were hospitalized during last year’s wave have reached their peaks. Surgeries to postpone beds for new patients are postponed.
The previous record for January 7 was 19,334 new cases.
Proof that the situation there is getting worse: Universal Orlando Resort and Seawald theme parks are asking visitors to wear face shields inside the house. Universal also ordered one of its employees to wear one and respect physical distance.
“The health and safety of all our visitors and employees is our priority,” Universal said in a statement.